Total Nerd The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games  

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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation 2 at some point.

If you owned a PS2 at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few action games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best PS2 action games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling action games that were released for PS2. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Shadow of the Colossus are included on this poll, along with many more. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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172 51
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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197 55
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
149 44
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
154 49
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God of War 2005

5
145 32
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
16 0
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank 2002

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134 35
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
13 0
Ratchet & Clank: Going Command... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando 2003

9
77 29
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Max Payne 2001

10
102 41
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

11
88 39
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

12
76 32
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak II 2003

13
74 27
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

14
91 46
Bully is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Bully 2006

15
97 44
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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96 44
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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79 33
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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64 28
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 5 2004

19
75 31
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak 3 2004

20
85 39
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

21
41 13
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

22
56 21
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
84 43
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
93 40
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
63 20
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

26
48 22
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

27
45 16
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

28
55 25
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

29
81 38
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ōkami 2006

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78 36
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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64 26
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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49 23
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

33
38 31
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

34
48 23
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

35
27 7
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
chaotic_compass added Twisted Metal: Black Jun 18 2001

36
68 42
Ico is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ico 2001

37
35 15
X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

38
30 18
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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36 31
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

40
35 17
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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43 33
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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34 17
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

43
25 21
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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27 18
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

45
16 15
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

46
42 29
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

47
28 24
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Manhunt 2003

48
30 26
Gun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Gun 2005

49
36 24
Need for Speed: Underground 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

50
24 13
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games